Critical Contrast: Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) versus Bullfrog Gold (BFGC)

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Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ) and Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.6% of Turquoise Hill Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Bullfrog Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turquoise Hill Resources $1.18 billion 2.39 $411.20 million N/A N/A
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -$540,000.00 N/A N/A

Turquoise Hill Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Bullfrog Gold.

Volatility & Risk

Turquoise Hill Resources has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 1.98, suggesting that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Turquoise Hill Resources and Bullfrog Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turquoise Hill Resources 34.84% 4.97% 3.12%
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -143.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Turquoise Hill Resources and Bullfrog Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turquoise Hill Resources 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bullfrog Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Turquoise Hill Resources presently has a consensus price target of $3.30, suggesting a potential upside of 135.71%. Given Turquoise Hill Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Turquoise Hill Resources is more favorable than Bullfrog Gold.

Summary

Turquoise Hill Resources beats Bullfrog Gold on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turquoise Hill Resources Company Profile

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mining company. The company explores for copper, gold, and silver deposits. It primarily develops and operates the Oyu Tolgoi mine located in the southern Mongolia. The company was formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and changed its name to Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in August 2012. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc.

Bullfrog Gold Company Profile

Bullfrog Gold Corp., a junior exploration company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and other metals. The company holds interests in the Bullfrog gold project that consists of 79 lode claims and 2 patented claims covering an area of approximately 1,600 acres located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on State lands, private lands, and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the state of Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of metals on a total of approximately 4,790 acres of land. The company was formerly known as Kopr Resources Corp. and changed its name to Bullfrog Gold Corp. in July 2011. Bullfrog Gold Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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